I guess you wonder what I have been doing over the weekend. It was cold outside and a good weekend to do some baking. The house was smelling of cookies baking in the oven. So pull up a chair and have a cookie with me. Try making some yourself and see what you think!
Shortbread Sugar Cookie recipe:
- 2/3 cup Crisco (Crisco in the can or you can use the sticks)
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups sifted flour (all purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Colored sugar of your choice
Blend Crisco, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add combined dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured board and cut with cookie cutter.
Bake at 375 degrees on ungreased cookie sheets for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from pan immediately and sprinkle with sugar if desired. If you want to decorate with colored sugar then sprinkle it on before baking.
Note: The cookies are not very sweet.
Be sure to check out the next item on the holiday baking list: Chocolate Chip Cookies!